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Sonny Bill Williams begins 7s career with brilliant offload to beat South Africa in pool stages

SBW's offloads are great in 15-a-side where there are support players to help secure any loose balls. But there really is nowhere to hide for an offload gone wrong in Sevens. A 50/50 pass is seldom that - more like 70/30 for the defending team.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Sonny Bill Williams begins 7s career with brilliant offload to beat South Africa in pool stages

This offload and try was great, but the officiating towards the end of this game not so much. Ditto for the closing minutes of the pool stage game between the same two teams - both of which games NZ won with a score well after the hooter. The effort to hand NZ possession and then keep it going until the score was not very well disguised by Paddy O'Brian's barely Australian son.

Call me a Saffa ref whinger of you like, but I'm not alone in calling this out. Terrible piece of home side refereeing.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Drew Mitchell scores dramatic try at the death as Toulon snatch victory from Wasps

Yep, clear knock at exactly 1 minute. Still great try.

6 Months, 2 Days ago

Awesome compilation of some of the greatest skills ever seen in rugby

Leave out SBW and Quade and this video will be about 30 seconds long.

6 Months, 4 Days ago

Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili shoves referee Wayne Barnes

At least he used his arms.

6 Months, 4 Days ago

Highlights and celebrations as All Blacks win successive Rugby World Cup titles

Well done, Kiwis. Not just good rugby players, but they also play the game in a very good spirit. It's hard to dislike any of the current crop of All Blacks even if they won''t stop bloody winning - and I guess that's part of what makes them special. A much deserved win, but next time the Boks will be kicking some Kiwi butt, if the Japanese don't beat us to it.

8 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Giant Mat Luamanu barrels through Fijian Seremaia Bai

Jeepers, at this rate rugby teams are going to have to start competing in weight divisions.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

All Blacks through to another World Cup Final after tense battle with the Springboks

Yep. Louw, Vermeulen and Burger are three line-out options that are almost never used.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Most Memorable Tries of the 2015 Rugby World Cup

The Fourie du Preez try against Wales could be here too.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

All Blacks through to another World Cup Final after tense battle with the Springboks

There's a new generation of SA stars that have shone in the Currie Cup and will hopefully continue to shine in Super Rugby next year. And they will step into some of the Bok positions vacated by the old guard. Jaco Kriel in for Schalk Burger and Malcolm Marx in for Bismarck du Plessis are two that spring to mind. Other players who could be in contention over the next couple of years include loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff, blindside flank Sikhumbuzo Notshe, fullback Warrick Gelant, lock Franco Mostert and centres Howard Mnisi and Francois Venter. Despite not making the finals this year, I feel pretty upbeat about Springbok rugby.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago